IndyCar racer and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in a horrific crash during Sunday’s season-ending race at Las Vegas (seen on ABC). Below you will find George Bodenheimer’s statement and a sampling of how Twitter – and the sports world – reacted to the sad news of Dan’s death. The Front Row family shares its deepest condolences with the family and friends of Dan.
Statement from George Bodenheimer, president, ESPN & ABC Sports, on passing of Dan Wheldon (Released 8:42 p.m. ET):
“We are very saddened by the tragic passing of Dan Wheldon. He was a great champion both on and off the racetrack and he will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”